INDIANAPOLIS ó The University of Pikeville menís bowling team was knocked out of the NAIA National Tournament on March 31.
While the womenís team advanced, the men struggled in losing to Southwestern Christian (Okla.) and Robert Morris.
Here are the tournament results:
SCU 3, UPIKE 2: The menís team left 18 frames open and still pushed Southwestern Christian (Okla.) to the brink before falling by scores of 128-153, 143-184, 180-150. 199-187, 156-166.
The final game was a microcosm of the round for the Bears, who had three open frames and managed only three strikes but could never double. Freshman Lucas Hohnstein had six strikes to lead the Bears, with senior Fidel Marchena following with four.
Jeremy Bandy and John Bartosiewicz had three strikes while junior Brian Wicker added two.
Robert Morris 3, UPIKE 0: Top-seeded Robert Morris, which fell into the contenderís bracket with a loss to No. 17 Clarke in its first game, rebounded to eliminate the Bears by scores of 211-184, 213-212 and 213-177.
Hohnstein, who will compete for the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championship at Lincoln, Neb., in April, had four strikes in his six frames.
Marchena and freshman Derek Perkins finished with three strikes, while Wicker and Bartosiewicz had one apiece.